The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on creating two new “middle college high schools” on CPCC campuses and launching improvements to athletic facilities at three high schools.
The agenda includes formal approval of small high schools for 11th- and 12th-graders at the Levine and Harper campuses of Central Piedmont Community College, similar to the one already open at the Cato campus. Those schools let students earn tuition-free college credits along with their high school diplomas. The Levine school is slated to open in January and the Harper school in August.
The board is applying to make the two new schools part of North Carolina’s cooperative innovative high school program.
The board is also scheduled to approve almost $16.5 million in contracts to improve athletic facilities at Olympic, West Mecklenburg and Garinger high schools. All three will get new lighting, turf and tracks. Olympic and West Meck also will get new bleachers, field houses and concession/restroom facilities.
The money comes from bonds approved by voters in 2007. Work is scheduled to be finished in August.
The meeting, which also includes a report on the district’s strategic plan and goals, starts at 6 p.m. in Room 267 of the Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. It is open to the public and airs live online and on CMS-TV Cable 3.
Helms: 704-358-5033; Twitter: @anndosshelms
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